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Film Independent Spirit Awards Set 2024 Date

Film Independent said Monday that the 39th annual Spirit Awards will take place Feb. 25, 2024, in Los Angeles. This means that the 2024 Spirit Awards will be held two weeks ahead of the Oscars, which will take place on March 10. Last year’s awards show was hosted by comedian Hasan Minhaj and was the […]

Film Independent Announces Inaugural Filmmakers for Imaginar Producers Residency (Exclusive)

Film Independent has unveiled the three filmmakers who will participate in its inaugural Imaginar Producers Residency, first announced in November. “The Imaginar Producers Residency is an innovative and holistic program that provides Latinx producers tailored support with the goal to help achieve long-term sustainability,” Film Independent director of artist development Angela C. Lee said in […]

Film Independent Spirit Award TV Nominations: ‘Abbott Elementary,’ ‘The Bear,’ ‘Severance,’ ‘Station Eleven’ Lead

Film Independent has revealed the TV nominees for the 2023 Spirit Awards. Abbott Elementary, The Bear, Severance and Station Eleven landed three nominations each, the most of any series. Notable nominees include Emmy winners Quinta Brunson and Sheryl Lee Ralph of Abbott Elementary, who earned Emmys in September for best writing for a comedy series […]

Spirit Awards: Film Independent Moves to Gender-Neutral Categories

Film Independent’s Spirit Awards ceremony recognizing 2022 indie films — which will henceforth mean films that cost $30 million or less or, for the John Cassavetes Award, $1 million or less — will take place on March 4, 2023, the organization announced on Tuesday. And the categories for Spirit Award nominees and winners will look different […]

Spirit Awards: ‘The Lost Daughter,’ ‘Reservation Dogs’ Win Big as Ukraine Fuels Onstage Remarks

“This is what we do on our Sundays: come down, sit in a tent,” observed Taika Waititi during the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony. The fete returned to the beach in Santa Monica after last year’s show was moved online due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Waititi, who was presenting his FX series Reservation […]

Film Independent Launches Amplifier Fellowship for Black Filmmakers

There is a new fellowship for Black artists looking to launch their filmmaking careers, courtesy of Film Independent. The Amplifier Fellowship awards each Fellow a $30,000 unrestricted cash grant as well as a year’s worth of professional and financial coaching and mentorship with an executive from Netflix, which has come on board as the founding […]